Emmanuel Rivera, Meibrys Viloria and Gabe Cancel (Photo David Rearic)

Minor League Roster Breakdown

The Royals released their minor league rosters on Monday for the full season squads. Other than some injury announcements, the rosters weren’t that surprising. The rosters have quite a few players repeating the Double-A level, although there are some interesting repeats of other levels as well. Instead of going through each roster which you can find on milb.com, I thought […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 9-7-17 Texas League Playoffs

  Tulsa Drillers 11, NW Arkansas Naturals 7 – Series Tied 1-1 Game two turned in to a wild affair as the two Texas League combatants tried to keep hold the attention of fans during a hectic night of sport. The Royals starter who had started the season as their #1 prospect at the start […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 9/6/17 Texas League Playoffs

NW Arkansas Naturals 3, Tulsa Drillers 1 NW Arkansas leads series 1-0 Manager Vance Wilson wanted his team to build playoff momentum with the first game of the Texas League playoffs and they may have done just that behind excellent pitching. Starting Foster Griffin was outstanding, keeping even with the Dodgers #5 prospect, Mitchell White. The […]

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BPKC Minor League Player of the Year

This season was a test for many Royals minor league players, with many getting their first test at new levels, encountering struggles or dealing with injuries. One player’s challenge was to be left behind at the previous level that he had performed at the year prior. Some players may have taken this as a negative, but the […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-8-17

The Royals affiliates went 4-5 on Tuesday with a pair of doubleheaders. HR Roll Call: Alfredo Escalera (7), Joe Dudek (8) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Travis Jones 5-5, 3R, 2-2b, 2 RBI, SB (11) BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Charlie Neuweiler 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 6-6 GO-FO […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-5-17

Royals affiliates went 5-4 with a split of a doubleheader at Low-A. Cam Gallagher Profile What should you expect to see from the former 2nd round pick should he get the opportunity to help out with the Sal Perez injury. Defensively is where Gallagher shines as the big bodies catcher shows good receiving skills with […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-4-17

HR Roll Call Raul Mondesi (12), Cheslor Cuthbert (5), Michael Gigliotti (3)  BPKC Hitter of the Day Cheslor Cuthbert 2-4 HR, 2b BPKC Pitcher of the Day Christian Binford 6 IP 7 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 6 K 88p/59k 5-5 GO-FO Mondesi makes a slick backhand play Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Sacramento […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-2-17

Just four games on the slate for the Royals affiliates on Wednesday. HR Roll Call: Samir Duenez (13), Alfredo Escalera (6), Cody Jones (4) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Samir Duenez 4-4, 2R, HR, 2-2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Angel Zerpa 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-25-17

Royals affiliates went 3-4 on Tuesday despite a sweep at High-A. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (17), Chase Vallot (12), Logan Gray (3), Cal Jones (2) BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Jake Kalish 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 80p/50k, 7-1 GO-FO BPKC Hitter of the Day: Oliver Nunez […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-24-17

Reviewing the Trade – The Royals made a move on Monday, flipping a controllable and injured pitcher in Matt Strahm, struggling lefty Travis Wood and rookie league infielder Esteury Ruiz in exchange for Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter. Checkout what David Lesky wrote about it here. In my opinion, the loss of Strahm […]